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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on the China-Austria Relations
2008/05/12

Q: The China-Austria Relations encountered difficulties after the Austrian Prime Minister Gusenbauer met with Dalai in last September. It's learned that the Austrian Prime Minister Gusenbauer met with the Chinese Ambassador to Austria recently. Can you brief on the meeting?

A: The Austria Prime Minister Gusenbauer met with Wu Ken, the Chinese Ambassador to Austria in the Federal Chancellery on May 2. During the meeting, Prime Minister Gusenbauer said that Austria attaches great importance to its relations with China, sticks to the One-China principle and recogonizes Taiwan and Tibet as part of the Chinese territory. Prime Minister Gusenbauer said that the China-Austria relations enjoy sound traditions and great potential. He hopes that the bilateral relations can be further deepened and intensified. We appreciated Prime Minister Gusenbauer's above-mentioned comments. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the friendly relations and cooperation between China and Austria. It stands ready to make joint efforts with Austria to fully understand and accommodate major concerns of each other, handle differences properly and press ahead with the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations in light of the principle of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

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